Two New Books Announced At NY Comic Con

October 12, 2012 at 11:41 am | Posted in Conventions, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 3 Comments
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The New York Comic Con got underway today, and two new books were added to an already exciting lineup of upcoming Star Wars books.

The first one is a Classic-Era novel starring Han Solo by James S. A. Correy, as part of the same newly announced “Rebel” series that already has a book scheduled to feature on Luke Skywalker and another book on Princess Leia.

The second book announced is tentatively titled “KENOBI” and features everyone’s favorite Jedi Master after Episode 3, and will be by John Jackson Miller. Cue Synlah fainting.

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UPDATE:

Christie Golden’s Sword of the Jedi trilogy will feature Jagged Fel, Tahiri, Ben Skywalker, and Allana.

Paul S. Kemp’s still untitled duology “will f’ing blow your minds!”

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Star Wars Books Live Chat with Leland Chee

July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am | Posted in News, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Be sure and mark your calendars because Star Wars Books (Del Rey) announced they’ll be holding a live chat with the holocron keeper himself, Leland Chee.  Chat will held on Facebook on August 14, at 4 PM (EST).

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Del Rey’s April Fool’s Announcement

April 1, 2012 at 10:34 am | Posted in News, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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With the 9 book series, Fate of the Jedi, just wrapped up Del Rey has not left us waiting for long with the unveiling of their coming series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2.  You can read an extensive overview of what is surely going to be the most epic series ever in the Star Wars Universe.  We here at Roqoo Depot are so thrilled we can hardly wait for the debut novel.  And we can only applaud Del Rey’s vision and the choice of Timothy Zahn to kick off an exciting new chapter in the GFFA.

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Conspiracy Report

February 16, 2012 at 10:15 am | Posted in Books, Conspiracy Report, Humor | Leave a comment
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Author Joe Schreiber is having a meeting at Random House today according to his tweet.  On Tuesday we posted a book proposal that is right up Mr. Schreiber’s alley.  As well Erich of Del Rey tweeted this:

This week a fantastic idea for a #StarWars novel got paired with the perfect author to write it. Can’t wait until we can tell you more.

Coincidence?  We think not: the icing on the cake.

What next? Will Chris Trevas be working on a new Star Wars cover? If so, then we can only speculate that it will contain some smooching skeletons.

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Suvudu Posts Del Rey/Spectra Publishing Schedule

December 8, 2011 at 10:50 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Starting today you’ll be able to find the publishing schedule for Del Rey, Spectra and some Ballantine and Bantam books just a click away on Suvudu.  Posted on the site is the schedule through August, 2012.  Of special note is Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb with a scheduled release date of 4/24/12.  And for Matthew Stover fans, Caine’s Law, 4/3/12.

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Suvudu’s Casting Results for Heir to the Empire

September 27, 2011 at 11:58 am | Posted in Entertainment, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Suvudu’s casting results for Heir to the Empire are in. The winners are…


Sam Elliot as Gilaad Pellaeon
Josh Brolin as Talon Karrde
Kris Kristofferson as Joruus C’baoth
Edward Norton as Wedge Antilles
Scarlett Johannson as Mara Jade


Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lando Calrissian
Hugo Weaving as Grand Admiral Thrawn
Nathan Fillion as Han Solo
Maggie Gyllenhaal as Leia Organa Solo
James McAvoy as Luke Skywalker

You can check out Suvudu’s posted results to also see the most popular write-ins as well as some reasoning for each actor.

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Del Rey Editor-in-Chief Betsy Mitchell Retires

September 27, 2011 at 7:56 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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It was announced yesterday that Del Rey editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell will be retiring this December. Betsy has not only been the editor-in-chief at Del Rey for the last decade, but was also the editor for Timothy Zahn’s famous Heir to the Empire. Many readers will note that she helped with the Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition by contributing to the annotations as well as writing the afterword. We here at Roqoo Depot wish her the best in her retirement.

Furthermore Frank Paris will be taking the position of in-house coordinator for Del Rey’s Star Wars novels and editorial lead for Del Rey’s other licensed tie-ins. Frank will be working along with Shelly Shapiro and Erich Schoeneweiss. You can read more about the announcements here.

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Fate of the Jedi: Ascension New Excerpt From Del Rey

June 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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StarWars.com the official site just released an excerpt from the eighth book in the Fate of The Jedi book series entitled Ascension by one of Roqoo Depot’s fave authors, Christie Golden. Click the link to read an entire chapter!

As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the mysterious and powerful Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power. On Coruscant, the government strains to the brink of collapse in the struggles resulting from a power vacuum. These tensions tug the Jedi Order in conflicting directions — and the epic Fate of the Jedi novel series continues!

The book is due out in hardcover form this August.

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Shelly Shapiro Live Chat Coming Soon

May 11, 2011 at 11:03 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books will be conducting another live chat on their Facebook page, this time with Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro. Shelly is the editor at large for Del Rey’s complete line of Star Wars books. With the shutting down of the starwars.com forums, this will be a great time for fans to reconnect with Shelly Shapiro.

The live chat will be at 3:00 PM EDT on May 19 and will be conducted via Facebook.

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